I knew from the moment the stencil arrived in the mail that I wanted to use those fingers as reminders, so I stenciled them with jet black Archival Ink onto a few layered art journal pages. Next I punched holes for the thread and tied on my reminder strings. The quote is from Mark Twain.
An internet search tells me:
<<< It's a little known fact that the nerves that define your sense of touch on your index fingers are the ones with the quickest connections routed directly to the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory. Tying a ribbon around theindex finger means you constantly have a texture that's activating those nerves and thus keeping that part of the brain in alpha (high activity) mode. If you tie the ribbon (or wear a ring on your index finger, or any such apparatus) at the very moment you are trying to memorize something you mustn't forget later on, it associates that brain activity with said memory, keeping that pathway almost exclusively as a conduit for that memory.>>>
I wanted to balance the heaviness of the solid black stenciling, so I pulled out a wonderful thin Hexagon die from Sizzix.
I used the new Xyron® 3” Sticker Maker (which is actually RECYCLABLE ~~~~ Gooooooo, Xyron!!!!) to apply adhesive to the hexagon diecut:
And the Xyron® Adhesive Eraser to remove any excess. You have to love a machine that'll apply adhesive to such thin lines.
I'm saving those cut-off pieces for another project. Thanks for the visit!